A 360° Energy Management Program for Schools

Illinois Schools Energy Management Group (ISEM) is an aggregation of Illinois Schools leveraging the buying power of the entire group while independently managing each participant’s unique energy needs.

ISEM offers programs to reduce the energy expenses of its member-schools by managing electricity and natural gas rates and providing expert guidance on efficiency opportunities that can dramatically reduce energy consumption.

ISEM Provides

  • Energy Efficiency & Incentive Consulting

  • Large-Scale Competitive Bidding Of Energy Rates

  • Management & Oversight

  • Teacher Classroom Grants for Members

Expertly Managed to Deliver Results

Jeff Haarmann
Jeff HaarmannManaging Partner
Terry Milt
Terry MiltProgram Coordinator & Retired Superintendent
Bob Kelsheimer
Bob KelsheimerSr. Energy Strategist & DOE Certified Auditor
Jordan Haarmann
Jordan HaarmannProcurement Manager
Rob Wielt
Rob WieltSr. Energy Consultant
Bruce Wallace
Bruce WallaceEnergy Consultant

Illinois Schools Energy Management Group is coordinated by Affordable Gas + Electric (AGE), one of the largest and most respected residential and commercial  aggregators in the Midwest.  Since 2012, AGE has worked with hundreds of municipalities, businesses, and large industrial customers in Illinois, delivering collective savings of millions of dollars on energy expenses.

Shop for Energy Supply with Bulk Purchasing Power

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Unlike other consortium school electricity programs, ISEM leverages the bulk purchasing power of the entire group, procuring energy through a competitive bidding platform across best-in-class energy suppliers through a process coordinated by AGE.

When suppliers compete for your school district’s business, your school district wins!

Manage Energy Demand with Efficiency Solutions

Illinois Schools Energy Management Group can guide your school through a free energy audit and provide recommendations ranging from “low-hanging fruit” projects that will yield immediate savings to more complex options that provide innovative energy solutions delivering long-term savings.

Through a lease-to-own finance structure, many efficiency projects can be completed requiring zero upfront costs to the school, with immediate savings on your energy bills covering monthly lease fees.

Our experts can guide you through the process of securing financing, incentives/rebates, and perform the physical upgrades required by the project.

$324,801 Energy Efficiency Grant For Mt Vernon Township High School

Each year, Illinois Schools Energy Management Group recognizes the dedication and excellence of our educators by awarding FIVE $500 classroom grants and FIVE $200 classroom grants to teachers of schools participating in the ISEM program.


The annual deadline to apply is May 3rd, with grants awarded before school starts by May 31st!

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